Skin From Within

Do skin supplements really work?

We believe in feeding your body (and skin) for optimal health. Skin care starts from within and what you put into your body matters and shows up on your skin. None of us eats a perfectly healthy and well-rounded diet every day, and even when we do, we may not absorb all the nutrients from our food. We benefit from supplements because of the difference in genetics, exposure to environmental damage (toxins and pollution), exposure to the sun, medical conditions and overall lifestyle choices.

Using the correct skincare routine and supplement will leave your skin glowing from within! Your body needs a balanced supply of nutrients to stay healthy and your skin, which is the largest organ in the human body, is no different. A skin-friendly supplement helps to contribute to healthy skin and provides a 360-degree approach to skincare delivering targeted nutrients to the skin that we don’t get in topical treatments and nourishing foods.

Introducing a skincare supplement with the optimum concentration of vitamins, minerals and nutrients can reverse skin damage, protect your skin and improve skin conditions.

Top 5 Tips for Healthy Skin:

  1. Drink more water. All the organs in the human body need water to function optimally (at their best) and the skin is the largest organ! Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day will help to rid the skin of toxins, improve radiance and glow, and keep the skin moisturised from within. Nothing will happen overnight, but after a few weeks of increasing your water intake you will see how hydration affects your skin!
  2. Cut sugar out of your diet. A sugary diet creates the perfect environment for acne to thrive. Despite increasing inflammation and oil production it also suppresses our immune system and leaves you vulnerable to acne-causing bacteria lurking on your skin. The excess oil creates a greasy environment for bacteria to grow and populate.
  3. Exercise regularly. Exercise will help to cleanse your skin cells from the inside. By boosting blood circulation, exercise helps to nourish skin cells by improving oxygen and nutrient supply to skin cells and removing waste products and toxic debris. This circulation boost creates immediate results and a ‘lit from within’ glow.
  4. Manage your stress. Stress increases the body’s production of hormones that make the skin oily. It also decreases the body’s ability to fight off bacteria that causes acne. There are many things that you can do to keep your stress levels low. You may consider yoga, exercise or meditation.
  5. Eat a healthy, balanced diet. A healthy diet will improve your overall health and the health of your skin. A diet full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and protein will have your skin looking its best. Nuts and fish are especially good for cleaning out bad oils from your body.

Our Solution the RITES way:

Vitality Champion: Powerful supplement packed with skincare nutrients to reduce inflammation associated with acne and pimple-prone skin. The formulation targets the four main causes of problematic skin: excessive oiliness, inflammation, bacterial overgrowth and poor skin health.

How it works:

  • Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant and helps prevent acne.
  • Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and promotes the healing of damaged skin.
  • Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant and protects the skin from damage.
  • Vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin A work synergistically in the body to further enhance each one’s effectiveness.
  • Zinc prevents acne and regulates the function of the skin oil glands.
  • Selenium works with Vitamin E as a powerful antioxidant to protect the skin from damage.
  • Grape seed and pine bark are sources of the antioxidant oligomeric proanthocyanidin (OPC) and assist in preventing skin inflammation and damage.
  • Primrose oil contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which assists with the regulation of sex hormones, including estrogen and testosterone.

Usage instructions: Take one capsule and one softgel every morning before breakfast.

Myth #2: Thick moisturizers are the best for dry skins


I often hear:

“apply so much cream but my skin stays dry”.

Thick and heavy creams are outdated and replaced with lightweight textures packed with powerful and deep penetrating actives to enhance how the cells function.

Moisturizers with high water content and which contain mineral oil, have the potential to increase aging and make the skin ‘addicted’ to the moisturizer. When such a moisturizer is applied, the skin feels moistened and supple, however, as the day goes by, the water from the cream and the skin evaporates. In addition to this, the mineral oils could further dehydrate and clog the skin. Suddenly, the skin then ‘craves’ the moisturizer again.

When one looks at how the skin cells are affected, the aging process is in fact accelerated. Normally, the dead horny layer of the epidermis sloughs off as new skin cells from deeper in the skin push them off. However, in this case the dead cells cannot slough off due to intercellular glue that becomes sticky. This is not a good thing as growth factors are inhibited and without growth factors, no rejuvenation can take place. The skin then becomes dull, rough and lined while it continues to crave the moisturizer.

We recommend regularly exfoliation with fruit acids (AHAs) to remove dead skin but also stimulate regeneration and collagen production. By simply adding this step to your routine you will get much more results from the products you apply afterwards.

Serums containing collagen and/or hyaluronic acid are light in texture and most effective at increasing the skin’s moisture storage capacity. Adding a serum is the most effective way to achieve and boost results.

A smooth and glowing skin are signs of a well moisturized skin.

We recommend the following products:

TDJ Ultra Hydration
Serum 30 ml


(90% instant hydration)

TDJ Fruit Acid Peel
50 ml

COLLAGEN SYSTEM 3-Step Routine Set 3 x 30ml


(proven to increase moisture by 201% in only 1 month!)


While you have the time and are probably drinking loads of tea and coffee, why not zoosh up your cups of SKINNY Green Tea and Coffee.

Here are some quick and easy ideas:

THE OLD CLASSIC LEMON AND HONEY – make your cup of SKINNY Green Tea or a jug if you wish, let it cool down or keep it warm. Add slices of lemon and a bit of honey to taste. To whoosh it up a bit you can add mint to your tea or freeze it in ice cubes beforehand and add to your refreshing drink

TOOTY FRUITY TEA – make your cup of SKINNY Green Tea and cool it down a bit. Add your favourite berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries) you can also add a slice of lemon or orange to give that extra zing.

THE GINGER NINJA – Ginger tea is known to help with a sore throat. Get some fresh ginger, cut the outside/skin off, finely grate some ginger to taste. Add ginger to your warm SKINNY Green Tea and let it brew, grab a sieve and pour your tea through to get out all the bits of ginger. Add honey to taste.

CLASSIC ICED COFFEE – make your SKINNY Green Coffee the night before and freeze it in ice-cube trays, in the morning add the cubes to your almond or skimmed milk and have a great, healthy iced coffee.

GREEN MINT COFFEE – make your cup of SKINNY Green Coffee, let it cool. Add ice cubes and some fresh mint leaves (if you rub the leaves between your fingers, it helps to release the minty taste, 1 or 2 should be fine) top it off with some almond milk or milk of your choice.

Myth #1: Sunscreens are only for summer & sunshine days


Using a daily sunscreen has always been one of my top skincare tips. When it comes to skin damage, prevention is better than cure. On top that, it can save you a lot of money in the long run too.

The truth is that the sun is the number one accelerator of skin aging.

Massive amounts of free radicals from the sun damage the skin and much of that damage is, unfortunately, irreversible.

The sun emits UVA and UVB rays. During summer months, the UVB rays are much more intense and allows our skins to tan. Too much UVB will cause sun burn and a sun burn causes lasting damage in the skin’s memory. UVA rays on the other hand remains the same throughout the year. These rays are also deep penetrating and causes damage to the skin that leads to wrinkle formation.

By applying daily sunscreen, you will strengthen the skin’s defences against the sun. Although we can never stop the aging process, we can drastically slow down aging and look younger for longer. On a more serious note, SPF is a key factor in the prevention of dangerous skin cancers. In a country like South Africa where we enjoy lovely weather and sunshine all year long, this is simply a must-have in anyone’s home care routine. It is truly worthwhile to invest in a high quality sunscreen and apply it every day, no matter the weather!

We recommend the following products:

TDJ Your Daily High Protection Sun Cream SPF30 50ml

QMS CELLULAR SUN SHIELD SPF 50+ PA++++ Sunscreen Lotion 30ml

RITES spf30 moisturiser
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